Law Offices of Walter A. Schroeder, P.C.
Walter A. Schroeder

Walter A. Schroeder, P.C.

Walter A. Schroeder, (P.C.), born July 29, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Texas, and 1984, District of Columbia (presently inactive); U.S. District Courts in the Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits; and U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Houston, (J.D. 1979); Georgetown University (B.S. Business Administration 1976).

Areas of Practice:

Mr. Schroeder has been engaged in a general commercial practice of law for over thirty years, handling banking, real estate, corporate, litigation, collections, bankruptcy, homeowners association and regulatory matters.

Judicial. Mr. Schroeder clerked for the Texas Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas as a briefing attorney upon graduating from law school. This experience provided him with the insight that would guide the rest of his legal career. He served as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the City of Houston and now serves as an Associate Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Houston.

Banking. He has a management background in law and finance, having served as a senior management official of a number of banks and other financial institutions. He has served as an officer of credit unions and worked as in-house counsel for First City National Bank in Houston. The areas in which Mr. Schroeder has represented clients include loan and other bank documentation as well as collection, litigation, bankruptcy and regulatory matters.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Schroeder combined his knowledge of regulatory, banking and securities matters with his experience in financing of the acquisition of financial institutions. As a example of his expertise in the structuring of financial institutions and their ownership, he quickly realized the advantages of a single bank holding company organization, and has created several such structures. Mr. Schroeder has also been involved in the chartering of de novo banks, and the purchase and sale of controlling interests, assets (both performing and non-performing) and branch offices of financial institutions.

Before its dissolution, Mr. Schroeder served as general counsel of the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Banking. While serving as its general counsel, he not only addressed legal issues facing the organization, including its chartering and obtaining of tax-exempt status, but also taught extensively in seminars and courses offered by the Institute.

Real Estate. Mr. Schroeder has extensive experience in all areas of real estate law, including the representation of developers, construction companies and homeowners associations, as well as the documentation of title transfers and financing associated with real estate deals. His clients include condominiums, timeshare operators and hotel-motel companies. He currently represents several homeowners associations, and has served on the boards and as officer (including President) of several local associations.

Corporate. Mr. Schroeder’s practice includes addressing general corporate matters. Mr. Schroeder offers his services to several non-profit organizations. In addition, with twenty-five years of experience, Mr. Schroeder has dealt with matters spanning the life of his corporate clients, including sales and acquisitions of businesses and assets, litigation, collections and bankruptcy matters, and contract drafting. Mr. Schroeder’s experience from both inside and outside the board room allows him to understand the complex factors facing financial institutions and those involved in the real estate sector today. His background gives the firm insight found in few offices and is integral in our innovative approach to problem solving for clients.

In addition....

Mr. Schroeder is a member of the American, Houston and District of Columbia Bar Associations, as well as the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, of which he is a past director. He is also the regional admissions chair for Georgetown University and sits on the Board of Advisors for the university’s Admissions Office. He also serves as an officer or director of various local non-profit organizations. Mr. Schroeder has written many articles in legal areas, and in non-legal areas.


Mr. Schroeder is married with two children. He and his wife both have ham radio licenses, enjoy traveling, activities with their children, and the fine arts. He also enjoys lacrosse, skiing and scuba diving.

Contact him at (713)654-9100, Extension 111, or at

Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Neither Walter A. Schroeder, nor any lawyer practicing with him, has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in some of the areas in which they practice. These areas include securities, banking, corporate and certain areas of tax law. None of the material presented in this web site is intended as legal advice or representation. Clients are required to communicate directly with lawyers, and to sign a written representation agreement in order to become a client.

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